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Employers and employees advice - COVID-19

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This page was updated on the 4 April 2022

The government has removed the remaining Coronavirus legal restrictions on businesses as part of their plan: GOV.UK - Living with Covid

Reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in the workplace

As we learn to live safely with coronavirus (COVID-19), there are actions we can all take to help reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 and passing it on to others. These actions will also help to reduce the spread of other respiratory infection, such as flu, which can spread easily and may cause serious illness in some people.

Follow the link for the latest government advice.

Reducing the Spread of Respiratory Infections Including Covid-19

How to handle people with respiratory infections including Covid-19

Respiratory infections can spread easily between people. It is important to be aware of symptoms so you can take action to reduce the risk of spreading your infection to other people.

Follow the link for the latest government advice

People with Respiratory Infections including Covid-19

RIDDOR Reporting of Covid-19

Employers only need to report cases of Covid-19 under certain circumstances. Follow the link to the HSE website for the latest guidance.

RIDDOR Reporting of Covid-19

ACAS advice for employers and employees

In dependant advice on the rights of employers and employees.

ACAS advice for Employers and Employees

Please visit our Covid-19 compliance in business web pages to see enforcement actions taken by Environmental Health during the pandemic.

Close Contact Services

Information on the control measures that businesses classed as close contact services must implement.

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